St. Louis-Area Native Faces Deportation

1 decade 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, May 31 2007 May 31, 2007 Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:06:09 PM CDT May 31, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS - For two years, American-born Khadijah Heather Jones has fought a custody battle in Oman. Now, with the hearing in the Middle Eastern country less than a week away, she faces deportation before she can make her case. And she knows if that happens, she may never see her three children again. The custody hearing is Wednesday. But when Jones was fired from her job earlier this month, she was ordered to leave the country by this coming Monday. Jones feels that as the American ex-wife of an Omani with ties to the nation's royal family, the deck is stacked against her. A spokesman for the State Department says there is little the U.S. government can do. Sen. Claire McCaskill has sent a letter to the American Embassy in Muscat, seeking help for Jones.

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